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1. Emma Rosenblum, previously of Elle magazine, has been named EIC of Bustle Digital Group, which includes Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, and Romper.
2. More Esquire staff are on the way out: editorial director Helene Rubinstein and features editor Bruce Handy have both resigned. Their exits come in the wake of Jay Fielden and Michael Hainey‘s departures. According to Kieth Kelly, design director Raul Aguila, entertainment features director Emily Poenisch, style director Matthew Marden, chief political correspondent Ryan Lizza, cartoon and humor editor Bob Mankoff, senior editor Ash Carter, writer Maximillian Potter, as well as writers at large Alex French and Stephen Rodrick are also leaving the publication.
3. Sydney Peters, junior account executive at Creative Media Marketing, has been promoted to account executive. Meanwhile Heather Fisher has been promoted from senior account director to associate VP at the company.
4. Jessica Martinez Cone has joined Furla as a marketing and PR manager.
5. DL1961 has promoted Zahra Ahmed to CEO. She was previously VP of marketing and e-commerce at the company.
6. Stacey Chia, previously a PR associate at YOOX, has joined Universal Standard as PR manager.
7. Ashley Baptiste, formerly a freelance publicist at The Hinton Group, is now PR assistant at Nili Lotan.
8. Charlotte Sandler has joined The Wonderful Company as an associate manager handling talent and influencer relations. She was previously with BWR Public Relations.
9. WWD is expanding with WWD China. The new edition launched August 1. Additionally there have been several internal moves and hires. Miles Socha is returning to Paris as editor, International. Tianwei Zhang, formerly editorial associate at Business of Fashion China is now London/China market editor at WWD. Sindhu Sundar, previously feature reporter at Law360, is now WWD‘s New York financial/legal reporter. Finally Obi Anwanyu, previously fashion features editor at The Impression, has joined the publication as New York men’s correspondent.
10. Natalie Hartley, previously with Glamour UK, has been named fashion director at BURO 24/7.
11. Sarah Scheurich, formerly a senior account executive at Battalion PR, is now a senior account executive at Factory PR, handling clients like Eugenia Kim, and Happy Socks.
12. Stephanie Kraeutler, previously an account executive at The Lead PR, has been promoted to senior account executive. Meanwhile Annie Mooers and Marcela Pelaez have been hired as junior account executives at the company.
13. Entertainment Weekly will become a monthly publication starting in August. It has been reported that about 15 people will be cut from the staff due to the change.
14. Paul Wilmot Communications is now representing Scent Beauty and The Moxy NYC Downtown.
15. ITB Worldwide and Rogers & Cowan are now representing Fred Segal.
16. LA/Muse is now representing Sophie and Charlotte Bickley of Yin 2my Yang.
17. LION VIP is now representing La Boheme by Lubov Azria.
18. Chapter 2 is now representing Keiser Clark.
19. Maximus Communications is now representing Andy Blank.
20. Mode PR is now representing Maisie Wilen.
21. Yaya Publicity is now representing Parpala Jewelry.
22. Scenario is now representing Saint Owen.
23. Magrino is now representing Château de Pommard and Invest Hospitality.
24. CARO is now representing Tal Wilkenfeld.
25. Janice McCafferty Beauty PR is now representing Mayvenn, JoahBox, Elina Organics, and Skin Actives Scientific.
26. The Eighth Floor Strategic Communications is now representing Vella Group.
27. Style Public Relations is now representing David Lerner NY.
28. MAO Public Relations now representing Dara Senders.
29. White Sneaker Consulting (James Volpe) is now representing Nobis Outerwear and WGSN.
30. Robin Diamond Public Relations is now representing Repêchage.
31. Pulse Talent Management is now representing Brittenelle Fredericks and Luda Weigand.